The Enterprise Program at Bradley University is open to all majors. The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to apply all of the skills they have developed during their time at Bradley to a real world business situation. This program was inspired by such programs as Cal State, Michigan Tech, and the University of Illinois.
Teams of students from a mixture of departments across campus will be assembled based on specific disciplines and brought together to consult for a local firm. The group works directly with a contact from the firm and is advised by one of the Turner Center for Entrepreneurship staff. The project can last anywhere from a week to a month or longer, depending on the complexity of the problem needing to be addressed. Students will then be compensated at the culmination of the project.
Applicants may propose any type of related project as long as it contains specific deliverables from the team. Currently, the Enterprise program is forming teams around Social Media and Website Design, but any additional teams can be formed based on a current need of our clients.
Once the scope of the project has been defined, the students embark on the bulk of the project. Students work mostly from campus but keep in regular contact with the company. Students are usually able to travel to the client for any necessary meetings and to view the facility (if applicable).
Students will provide a full report of the work they performed to the client, with recommendations for the client moving forward.